visualizing complex data sources
May 24, 2020 9:22 AM   Subscribe

I am working on a project that will help key stakeholders visualize and understand all of the sources currently being used in an enterprise (a big one) and then drill down to the source, how its being used, by whom, for what in multiple dimensions.

Curious if anyone has worked on anything similar? Of course there are many great examples build with D3 and other libraries but thought I'd check to see if any one in this group has seen anything advanced or interesting with respect to this use case?

Tree diagrams and sunbursts come to mind but 3 dimensional map of the data landscape would be interesting.

posted by specialk420 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Is your data in a tree structure or a general graph?
posted by demiurge at 10:33 AM on May 24

This is a bit orthogonal to what you're asking, but have you seen dbt? It's a tool for building data pipelines, but it gives you a great tree-style visualization, with space for a bunch of text-based documentation if you'd like.
posted by taltalim at 8:25 PM on May 24

Look up Data Catalog solutions, like Alation.
posted by oceanjesse at 9:52 PM on May 24

Thanks all. Ill add some of what I came up with here - we ended up designing something pretty powerful with D3
posted by specialk420 at 5:00 PM on May 29

Star Dog:

Cambridge Intelligence (Star Dog often works with them)




posted by specialk420 at 2:57 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]

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